From Workman Publishing
by Carolyn Sloan and James Williamson
A Musical Exploration Of The Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Using one of the most famous works in classical music – Beethoven's Fifth Symphony – here is the perfect way to introduce a young child to the world of classical music. This interactive picture book, with its panel of 19 sound buttons, is like a ticket to a concert hall, taking readers on a journey from the exciting first moment when the musicians begin tuning up to the end of the first movement. At each step of the way, readers learn the basics of classical music and the orchestra: What is a conductor? What is a symphony? Who was Beethoven?
But the best part is that every critical idea is illustrated in gorgeous sound. The sound panel allows readers to hear the different parts of the symphony and voices of the music. Kids will want to match their voices to the A note that tunes the orchestra, dance to the rhythmic passages, and, of course, sing along to "da-da-da-daah!" (Grades PreK-3)